Born of tragedy and nurtured by scandal, Maresa
Fairweather was a fifth daughter, all but abandoned by her
widower father. Wild and headstrong, she was fortunate to
have Percy Bronwell to keep her from harm's way. Now the
childhood friends have grown up, but realizing his love
for Maresa is unrequited, Percy enlists in the Royal Navy.
Always attracted to the wrong man, Maresa continues her
flirtatious ways until increasing gossip dictates a change
of scene. She travels to Italy, but old habits are hard to
break and, desperate to end another engagement, she pleads
for Percy's help. He saves her the only way he can — by
offering a marriage of convenience.
After only one night together, Percy returns to his naval
command...and Maresa becomes the woman she was destined to
be. Learning that Percy's life is in danger at the hands
of the French, she risks her own life to save him — and to
give him something he has always given her: unwavering
love. But is it too late?